Training Day Madness
The alarm goes off in the early a.m. realizing you have over slept you jump out of bed
In a rush of cloths, toothpaste, and coffee you fly out of the door to begin your day in a mad dash. Once you reach the office it’s one fire after another.
Lunch? Seriously who has time for that I had a proposal due two hours ago
This doughnut will get me thru! Looking up at the tick tock clock on the wall you burst out of your chair in a sprint for the car because you have 1 1/2 hours of traffic between you and your training shoes. With a wreck on the freeway, and a stop at the gas station to fill up your empty tank you start counting the minutes you will need to eat, shower, and run and still get a decent amount of rest.
It's 9:30 p.m. and you’re lacing your shoes to go for a 6 mile run.
We have all been there. There really is no rationale behind committing to the run at this point. If a day has been so stressful and busy that you can’t get to your shoes until 9:30 p.m. you should skip the run and get some rest.
All of your improvements in training come from your ability to recover from the workouts.
Trying to squeeze in a run late at night due to a busy day is the opposite of training. That is when running becomes a chore instead of an escape from the rat race of our day. Give yourself a break. Skip the run and never look back.